crys·​tal·​lo·​phone | \ ˈkri-stə-lō-ˌfōn How to pronounce crystallophone (audio) , kri-ˈsta-lə- \
plural crystallophones

Definition of crystallophone

: a class of musical instruments (such as the musical glasses or glass harmonica) containing glass components and whose sound is produced by causing the glass to vibrate by striking or rubbing — compare lithophone, metallophone

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Crystallophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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